The Spirit of Tio Fernando:
A Day of the Dead Story

Janice Levy

Synopsis

Reading Level: 4 - 8 years

This very beautifully illustrated and informative book is full of surprises. The story unfolds as young Fernando and his family prepare for The Day of The Dead, an important remembrance day in the Mexican culture. The family makes special food and prepares an alter in their home to remember and celebrate the life of Fernando's favorite Uncle who has recently died. Each page of the story is presented in English and Spanish. This bilingual aspect makes it possible to use this story as a tool of validation and education.

 

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